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Statins side effects

(7 Posts)
jura2 Sun 02-Jun-19 14:28:00

hmmm there are books ... and books. Same re MMR, or all sorts of medical issues.

Antonia Sun 02-Jun-19 10:23:33

I would suggest reading a couple of books on statins before deciding if you really want to take them.

vivonce Sun 02-Jun-19 08:18:27

Or there are Fenofibrates as another alternative.

BlueSky Sun 19-May-19 11:48:32

Thanks Dennis will mention to my doctor as not keen on taking normal statins!

Dennis61 Sun 19-May-19 10:26:39

The tablet she takes now is Ezitimibe side effects and works well.
It works in the gut rather than in the blood

MiniMoon Sat 18-May-19 20:39:34

My DH was prescribed statins, and he suffered a bout of quite severe depression. He stopped taking them himself after realising the connection. His GP tried him on different types but they all had the same effect. He manages without them now.

Dennis61 Sat 18-May-19 18:53:09

My lady wife was given Statins last spring . Within 3 days her personality changed. Despite being 63 she is normally kind, loving and still "matrimonally active"
She became cold and quite aggressive. She also became verbally uninhibited.
I have an issue with retrospective jealousy....a very silly type of OCD.
She has been married before and ex Husbands don't worry me. However ex boyfriends do ( told you itx was silly)
Anyway we met late in life and have been together 20 years. I was up front with my oddity and the subject was put away.....
Enter Statins.....
Something would be on the tv or paper and she would just come out with something like the name and location of her first intimate encounter, or odd things about a old boyfriends huge tackle.. everything I didn't need to hear ( although she did say he was useless with it)
4 months later when I was ready to leave her a consultant she works with noticed her change in personality and convinced her to go to a non ststin tablet ... Within a few weeks she was 95% back to her old loving self
I apologise if I've been too graphic but has anyone else suffered the same mood changes in a partner.
I'm 50% recovered with my RJ....